2024 ICC Group A Proposals Part II

On March 1st, the monograph for all the proposed changes to the 2024 ICC Group A model codes will be released. As usual, there are several thousand proposals that must be processed and heard. The NFSA submitted 17 proposals to further the cause of the automatic fire sprinkler industry. This is part two of the proposals that were submitted by the NFSA.

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IBC – Water Supply for Buildings Under Construction

During construction, buildings are extremely vulnerable.  This construction or renovation period requires extra precautions along with specific risk management planning. Many fire protection systems, both passive and active, are just beginning to be installed or shut down and cannot provide required protection. This unprotected period has led to some major catastrophic fires in exposed buildings. While unoccupied, they present a significant hazard to workers, fire service personnel and property that must be mitigated through adoption of specific code requirements.  

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2024 ICC Group A Proposals Part I

On January 11th, the deadline to submit proposals to change the 2024 ICC Group A model codes passed. As usual, there are several thousand proposals that must be processed and heard. In a previous blog, the process by which proposals make it into the model codes was discussed. The National Fire Sprinkler Association submitted 17 proposals to further the cause of the automatic fire sprinkler industry. Over the next couple of blogs, the proposals that were submitted will be reviewed and discussed.

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Sprinkler Advantages for Dead End Corridors

Imagine trying to escape a forest fire in your vehicle and the visibility is extremely limited. In these moments, you want to make certain you are going the right way. Imagine second guessing every turn you have made only to find that the road you are on dead ends and the only place to is back from where you came.

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